A Beginner's Guide to Horse Ownership

Once you've decided to buy a horse, you'll need to know the basics. We'll be your guide to horse care, breeds, what to look for when buying your first horse and any other questions you may have.

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Vet checking horses teeth
How to Tell a Horse's Age by Its Teeth
Yearling mare
Learn What Can Be Done with a Yearling Horse
Nursing foal
What's a Filly? Here's a Definition
Horse grazing in grassy meadow
How to Introduce Your Horse to Lush Pasture
Horse sniffing hand
Understanding Your Horse's Sense of Smell
Stable hand grooms a white horse
Determining What It May Cost to Board Your Horse
Human-horse bond
How Long Will My Horse Live?
Bay horse wearing a halter in a grassy field
Brown Horse Names
A bay and a gray racehorse battling for the lead.
Famous Racehorse Names
Lead your horses safely and securely
Learn 11 Tips for Working Safely With Horses
An older horse and a foal in hay
Learn How to Compare Your Age to Your Horse's Age
Icelandic Horse
Recognize Horse Facial Markings Such as Blazes, Stars and Snips
Three horses sleeping in sun. close up of head.
Do You Know How Horses Sleep?
vet introducing stallion to mare
What's Best for a Beginner? Stallion, Gelding or Mare?
Mare looking at her colt
Here's the Right Way to Use the Word "Colt"
Young girl with horse
Here's How to Identify Your Horse's Leg Markings
Broodmares and foals
What's a Foal? Here's a Definition and Explanation
Two bits, parts of a bridoon, curb and snaffle
Learn What a Port on a Bit Is and Why It Is Used
Dressage horse preforms a passage.
Learn How Riding Hors Concours Lets You Compete Without Pressure
Horse with white and brown patches on face looking over metal railing
How Much Can It Cost to Buy a Horse?
Ponies in a field
Discover the Differences Between a Horse and a Pony
Born to Run
Don't Make These Most Common Horse and Pony Buying Mistakes
Woman brushing a horse.
8 Tips That Can Help You Form A Bond With Your Horse
Woman walking with pet horse
Learn the 7 Ways You Can Get a Horse
Girl riding horse around barrels.
What Age Should Your First Horse Be?
Illustration of a horse in a stable
Learn Why You Don't Look a Gift Horse in the Mouth
Man leading a horse by a rope with another horse in a pen nearby.
Discover Common Terms to Know About Horses
Horse galloping in grass
Find out Why Turnout Makes Horses Happier and Healthier
Two horses sniffing noses
Bringing a New Horse Home to Live With Other Horses
Horse with mouth wide open
12 Signs You Need to Call a Professional to Check Your Horse's Teeth
Full Length Of Young Woman Applying Bandage To Injured Pony On Field
How to Treat the Most Common Minor Horse Injuries
Low angle view of horses and foals grazing on grass
10 Fun Facts You Should Know About Baby Horses
Several horses in their stable
9 Things You Didn't Know About Horse Manure
Woman in stable with horse
What to Expect When You Bring Your New Horse Home
learn about horse teeth illustration
Here's What You Need to Know About Horse Teeth
Horse running into water
Learn the Parts of a Horse with This Pictorial Guide
A woman and a girl measuring height of pony using measuring stick against withers
Measuring Your Horse's Height Accurately
Red horse runs trot on the nature background
How to Find Your Horse's Pedigree
A man leads a horse out of stables.
7 Things to Know Before You Buy a Horse
Woman training horse
7 Things You Should Never Do to Your Horse
White Shetland Pony Grazing
The Best Horse and Pony Breeds for Kids
ARDINGLY, UNITED KINGDOM - APRIL 01: Detail of a horse's name on it's saddle before the horse parade on April 1, 2013 in Ardingly, United Kingdom.
9 Name Generators That Can Help You Name Your Horse
Brown Arabian horses feeding in field with bale of hay behind them
What Does it Cost to Care for a Horse, Anyway?
Woman with horse at stable
A Look at What Different Types of Horse Boarding Stables Can Offer
Horse getting injection
When It's Time to Euthanize a Horse
Horses lying in a field
Get Your Cast Horse Back on Its Feet
horse wearing blanket in winter field
How to Cool Your Hot Horse Out in Cold Weather
Horses Running Across Snowy Field in Sunlight
10 Popular Horse Quotes and What They Mean
Teenage girl cleaning hoof of a horse
Horse and Pony Care By the Day, Week, Month and Year
Horse Racing in Hong Kong - Sha Tin Racecourse
How to Research an Off-the-Track Thoroughbred's Pedigree
Horse outside, tied to stable
How to Tie Your Horse or Pony Safely
Young goats standing on horse in stable
Why Your Horse Needs a Friend
Horse foal standing in field
Training and Handling a Colt or Filly Foal
Hanovarian stallion with girth and body length indications
Learn to Calculate a Horse's Approximate Weight
Water running from hose onto horse's leg.
How to Cold Hose Your Horse's Legs To Help Heal Injuries
DRAFT HORSES IN BARN YARD IN SNOW IN VERMONT
14 Winter Care Tips for Horses and Ponies
horse in a stable
Tie a Quick Release Knot for Safe Horse Tying
Brown horse with white strip down face staring out from window.
What Happens to Racehorses After They Retire?
horse showing teeth
Capillary Refill Test Both Visually and Manually on a Horse

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